Quebec City walking tour- 2 hours 30 Minutes (2.5 HOURs)

With so much history to explore in Old Quebec (Vieux Quebec), it’s easy to miss out on the
people, traditions, and quirky customs that made modern-day Quebec so fascinating. Join a
local guide for a small-group walking tour of Old Quebec that combines historic landmarks with
an introduction to Quebec culture, from only-in-Quebec expressions to a beloved local drink.

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Departure Point

Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church, located in Place Royale
1:00pm departure

Meet your guide in front of the Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church, located in Place Royale, and
start your journey! This tour is offered daily at 1 p.m. in English in company of a professional
certified guide. Enjoy a more personnal experience, since we offer this walking tour in groups of
8 or less. Stroll around the cobblestone streets of Quebec City, discover french-inspired
architecture, learn more about our culture and step 400 years back in time. This tour will allow
you to discover our must-see attractions, for example:
• Quaint Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church
• Place Royale, the heart of our civilization!
• Petit Champlain district, our most beautiful walking street
• Chateau Frontenac and the Dufferin Terrace, where you will enjoy a breathtaking view of the
St-Lawrence River
• Magnificent Notre-Dame Basilica
• Fortifications of Quebec, the only fortified city still active North of Mexico
• And you will explore much more on your way!

2 hours 30 minutes (2.5 HOURS)

Classic tour of old Quebec and parliament hill-2 hours (120 Minutes)

Let us tell you the story of Quebec! While going through the streets of the only walled city in
North America, you will be told the main events that marked the development of Québécois
society since its founding. The guide, passionate about his city will unfold its rich religious,
military and architectural heritage. This tour leads to Parliament Hill, the perfect place to learn
about the Parliament’s architecture, symbols and traditions.

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10:00 am Departure

12:00 pm Finish

2 hours (120 minutes)

Charming French Canada featuring Quebec City and Montreal- 9 days 8 nights

Discover the many charms of the Canadian province of Quebec, from its natural and historic
wonders to some of its most luxurious hotels. You’ll spend two nights each in European style
grandeur at the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, the regal Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu in the
Charlevoix region, and the incredible Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello. Discover Montréal on a
panoramic tour. Learn the tradition of maple syrup making at a local sugar shack. Decide how
you want to tour Quebec City: by foot or by coach. Embark on a whale-watching expedition
with a naturalist guide. Visit a lavender farm and learn about the production of this fragrant
plant. Behold the spectacular Montmorency Falls by cable car – the perfect vantage point to
watch the falls thunder into the St. Lawrence. Your French-Canadian adventure awaits.

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Day 1

Montreal, Quebec - Tour Begins


Your tour takes you on an in-depth exploration of the spectacular province of Quebec. Say
“bonjour” to the second largest French-speaking city in the world, Montréal.

Day 2

Montreal

This morning, start your day with a panoramic tour of Montréal. Some highlights include
Jacques Cartier Square, McGill University, and St. Joseph’s Oratory; the tour concludes with a
stop high atop Mount Royal, ascended by Jacques Cartier in 1535 and the jewel of Mount Royal
Park, to soak in the spectacular view. The afternoon is yours. Sit in a sidewalk cafe, visit a
museum, or browse some of the city’s many famous shops. This evening, experience a taste of
Montréal during dinner at a local restaurant in the Old Port.

Day 3

Montreal – Quebec city

Montreal – Quebec city
Journey to historic Quebec City, a city with a romantic ambiance reminiscent of Paris. Later
today, it’s your choice! Join a local guide who will transport you back in time as you explore the
streets of Old Quebec City on foot; see the Place Royale and listen to stories of days gone by as
you stroll through historic squares and admire the impressive architecture -OR- embark on a
panoramic coach tour to experience the beauty and history of both Old and New Quebec. See
the provincial Parliament, the St. Louis Arch, and the site of the original settlement of the city of
Quebec. Your day concludes at the city’s famous Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac. Spend two
nights in this grand castle-like hotel majestically overlooking the old city. This evening, enjoy
dinner at a charming restaurant.

Day 4

Quebec City

Begin your day with breakfast at a local sugar shack nestled in the Quebec countryside. Learn
about the custom of maple syrup-making and enjoy sampling delicious traditional foods made
with this local product. Before leaving, try a favorite regional treat – maple taffy made in the
snow! Return to Quebec City and spend the remainder of your day at leisure wandering the
quaint streets and exploring this UNESCO World Heritage site. Hop on the funicular for a scenic
ride between lower and upper Old Quebec.

Day 5

Quebec City - La Malbaie, Charlevoix Region

This morning, head to the Albert Gilles Copper Museum to learn about the art of copper and
enjoy a demonstration on the detailed work involved in each creation. Then set off for the
breathtaking Charlevoix region stopping en route at a lavender farm. Learn about the
production of lavender and get the chance to sample some lavender treats for yourself. Later,
make your way to the luxurious Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu, your home for two nights.

Day 6

Charlevoix Region

Today, take to the water and embark on a whale-watching expedition for a unique encounter
with these fascinating and majestic creatures. Take in the beauty of the natural surroundings in
the heart of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park. A naturalist guide will introduce you to
the many species of marine mammals that reside in the St. Lawrence River. The remainder of
the day is at leisure to take advantage of your resort’s many amenities* such as the spa, golfing,
and hiking. Or, simply relax and soak up the views.

Day 7

La Malbaie, Charlevoix Region – Montebello

This morning, arrive at Montmorency Falls and board a cable car that takes you up-close. Stand
in awe as the river plunges 272 feet off the Canadian Shield, approximately 100 feet higher than
Niagara Falls. Admire the stunning views from the many lookout points before heading back by
cable car or by foot. Later, arrive at the Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello and luxuriate in the
rustic elegance of the world’s largest log cabin set in a spectacular location surrounded by
nature.

Day 8

Montebello

Enjoy a full day at leisure to independently explore on your own and enjoy your resort’s many
amenities. Perhaps you’ll enjoy an optional day trip to Ottawa for a scenic cruise on the Rideau
Canal and free time in the ByWard Market. Later this evening, gather to say “au revoir” to your
fellow travelers at a special farewell dinner.

Day 9

Montebello – Tour ends

Your tour comes to a close today, leaving you with many pleasant memories of your
outstanding journey.

9 days 8 nights

Walking Tour through Quebec City's History-2 hours (120 Minutes)

Travel back four centuries in time to the colony of New France as you tour Old Quebec City with
your “cicerone,” or guide dressed in period costume. Experience a unique 2-hour walking
adventure through the heart of this UNESCO world heritage site.

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Departure Point

12 Rue Sainte-Anne, Québec, QC G1R 3X3, Canada

2 hours